Here is an early Christmas gift. Anomaly London has carefully repackaged “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” into a new twist with Satan as the lead Grinch. Sir Patrick Stewart lends his voice to this unique tale of Christmas mischief.
Check out minimalist comic book artist Tom Gauld from Drawn and Quarterly tackle the New Yorker’s seasonal front cover. The simplicity resonates the spirit of Christmas and the uniqueness of New York at the same time.
Recorded between January 1968 and February 1970, Jimi’s desire to push the boundaries of blues music can be heard throughout. Both Sides Of The Sky additionally highlights Jimi’s mastery of studio production and his increasing use of these facilities as a proving ground for new sounds, material, and techniques.
In 1987, Matt Nader of the San Francisco-based Blue Chip Cookie Company created Cookie Day. This fun and sweet holiday was also championed by Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. Since then, word traveled around the globe that there was much tasty fun to be had on December 4th, and people from many countries now celebrate Cookie Day by getting together and baking (and eating) cookies.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a beautifully illustrated book by Oliver Jeffers. A children’s book at heart but a visual delight for any age. What a wonderful way to introduce and refresh young eyes to the wonders of planet earth. Oliver Jeffers captures the universe around us with a swoosh of watercolor delight and a mixed palette subtle language for all to understand.
Frank Zappa is an acquired taste. Not everybody gets the music. Either you like him or hate him. I was impressed with the latest musical film offering. Frank Zappa was notorious for his Halloween shows. I love the fact that this audio package comes with a Frank Zappa costume. I am surprised that the Alice Cooper camp has not come up with this idea yet.
Just in time for Halloween, The Unquotable Trump is a riot parody of comic book vintage covers using Trumps’ “best words” as the genesis of this giant size 48-page comic book. R. Sikoryak is no stranger parodying comic lore and recycling them anew. Lately he has taken to using the words of others to extend his craft.
You just dodges a bullet. The wedding is cancelled. The New York Times commissioned Jessica Hische to come up with these subtle humorous cards about cancelled weddings. Did you know you could sell your cancelled wedding and honeymoon to recoup your lost money? Now you can profit on from somebody’s misery. CanceledWeddings.com is “The World’s Biggest Online Market for Buying and Selling Canceled Weddings & Honeymoons.”
On December 1st 2017, The Rolling Stones are releasing 18 never before heard tracks recorded for the BBC from 1963 to 1965. The inception of “les enfants terrible” begins here where they were to become the greatest rock and roll band. Raw and bluesy, the music takes root and spreads a long career of classic rock tunes.
According to research from eMarketer, there are 2 billion smartphone users worldwide. On those devices, some 41.5 billion messages and 6 billion emoticons or stickers are sent around the world every day on mobile messaging apps, according to branded digital startup Swyft Media.
If you love Freakonomics, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz is in the same vein. The study of human nature through data search online reveals fascinating information about us all. This one hot book for summer reading. You would surprised what people search on Google. It seems they confide more on Google than in their own families or friends.
In 1955, comedian and bandleader Jackie Gleason asked Dali to design the cover art for his fifth LP, Lonesome Echo. Dali included this description on the cover: “The first effect is that of anguish, of space, and of solitude. Secondly, the fragility of the wings of a butterfly, projecting long shadows of late afternoon, reverberates in the landscape like an echo. The feminine element, distant and isolated, forms a perfect triangle with the musical instrument and its other echo, the shell.